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[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]Gary Bogus
Sun, 22 Mar 1998 17:58:51 -0800
I've enjoyed the discussion about a Warhol video (haven't seen it)
It reminded me that when I was in tenth grade, the revolutionary highlight
- the event that really catalyzed art for me - was seeing "Chelsea Girls"
at the art movie house in Washington, DC with my buddies. I also was
fortunate to have had an art teacher who turned us on to all the very
exciting avant-garde work that was happening then. Our film history teacher
even took us to see art films by Godard, Antonioni and Polanski. This was
pretty risky - and probably still is. Do High School teachers introduce
kids to this type of "difficult" material nowadays? (I'm at an elementary
school and wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole) What is the climate vis
a vis censorship out there these days? I can't get past how very meaningful
this stuff was to me when I was sixteen...and how influential.
I loved the idea of the factory-style happening. Did anyone suggest having
kids read Warhol's books? They're written so simplistically, and so absurd!
J. in Berkeley